STA. BARBARA, Pangasinan – The first ‘Mamang Pulis” store in the municipal level of the Philippine National Police through its PNP Service Store System (PNP-SSS) was inaugurated here August 17, 2009.
Leading the inauguration of the branch were Mayor Reynaldo Velasco, a retired PNP general, Director Silverio Alarcio of the Directorate for Integrated Police Operation in Northern Luzon, Chief Superintendent Manuel Cachero, Deputy Regional Director of Ilocos Region PNP, and retired PNP general Jose Antonio Salvacion, the administrator of the PNP-SSS.
Velasco expressed his thanks to the PNP “for choosing our police station to host the first ‘Mamang Pulis’ store branch nationwide in the municipal level.”
Supt. Eric Noble, chief of police here said the PNP-SSS is part of the PNP Integrated Transformation Program to benefit policemen and their families.
A government functional entity created under Presidential Decree No. 875 on January 15, 1976 operating under the administrative management of the Philippine National Police, PNP SSS aims to provide to PNP personnel and other dependents with common household and other merchandise at affordable and competitive prices in the region.
Prior to the inauguration here, PNP-SSS was concentrated only at the PNP National Headquarters at Camp Crame and some separate units and regional headquarters.
Salvacion said several more PNP-SSS provincial branches will be set up this year although the objective is to bring this down to the municipal and city police station level.
PO3 Richard Palaganas, store supervisor, said they are buying good from suppliers and manufacturers that offer them at prices 12 percent lower than those purchased outside.
SPO4 Jaime Jimenez, president of the local police cooperative, said that a percentage of the net income will go to the police station’s cooperative to support its various activities.#